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Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: 3D artist available for freelance projects
Re: 3D artist available for freelance projects [message #144022 is a reply to message #124046 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 00:37 UTC
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Available for more projects.
Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Hello
Re: Hello [message #144040 is a reply to message #143741 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 01:36 UTC
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Welcome to the forum guy. All the best.
Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Do you like to customize wargames ?
Do you like to customize wargames ? [message #144051] Sat, 30 April 2016 02:12 UTC
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Hello everyone !

I started out making some of my own miniature unit models for WWI wargames that I liked.

I would be most happy to share it with others and take on challenges if anyone wants to give it a whirl !

I usually will focus on making affordable and functional pieces and will openly welcome challenges ! :-)
Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: Can Shapeways print a stainless steel spaghetti?
Can Shapeways print a stainless steel spaghetti? [message #144133] Sat, 30 April 2016 08:06 UTC
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I dont know why, but my customers always want to have strange things

The model minimum thickness = 3mm
Pre-check is ok... but... something tells me, Shapeways won´t be happy with this design
( Bounding Box Cm:15 x / 9.352 y / 8.98 z )

https://www.shapeways.com/model/3dtools/4667907/1/23?key=81f 1b434b0fe032b3f77e29b5be2635a


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 Topic: Will it print? (WSF / Polyamide)
Re: Will it print? (WSF / Polyamide) [message #144165 is a reply to message #144019 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 09:23 UTC
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Thanks!

I´ll ask my customer, if it is possible to change the design.


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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Question on properties of PVA
Question on properties of PVA [message #144159] Sat, 30 April 2016 09:10 UTC
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If I dissolve a 3D printed object made of PVA material in water, does that pollute the water?
 Topic: help with watch idea
help with watch idea [message #144213] Sat, 30 April 2016 13:14 UTC
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Hello,

I need help with a detachable watch face that houses a component. The outer housing of the watch would stay on the wrist when the face is removed and the face is locked onto the band by a turning mechanism without any moving parts. There would be a rectangular portal at the top and bottom of the watch face for an led light and a rectangular portal at the back for charging that goes through the band. This face is to house a watch component similar to a smartwatch. So I need a design based on the samsung phase 2 smartwatches housing with a detachable face that is able to be turned to lock in and has three small portals, one at the top of the face, one at the bottom and another in the back for charging.
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: New Material: Black High Definition Acrylate
Re: New Material: Black High Definition Acrylate [message #144023 is a reply to message #140310 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 00:47 UTC
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I've just got my first two models in HDA, and to be quite honest, I am not impressed.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JqBo4UT207s/VyP9JFep1iI/AAAAAAAAGRo/GcvUIkZGmZ0k_T3navTmNb0BY_DXYTaTQCLcB/s640/20160430_shapeways_acrylate-000.jpg

Clearly visible print lines, distortion where the model appears to have shifted during printing, and considerable pock-marking left by support structures.

One of the models was broken, either during packing or in transit, and in spite of the claims of being so much tougher than FUD resin, it seems to me so far to be almost equally brittle and fragile.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1xlPspw_Jvg/VyP9KA0RASI/AAAAAAAAGR8/7THSjqyVx3EvLQfx2y-ksWSxdve7J3oTwCLcB/s640/20160430_shapeways_acrylate-004.jpg

It's not very much cheaper than FUD, and in fact for multi-part models it will be considerably more expensive.

I can see no benefit to using HDA over FUD.


Fitz
Re: New Material: Black High Definition Acrylate [message #144024 is a reply to message #144023 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 01:02 UTC
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PeterFitz wrote on Sat, 30 April 2016 00:47

I've just got my first two models in HDA, and to be quite honest, I am not impressed.

Clearly visible print lines, distortion where the model appears to have shifted during printing, and considerable pock-marking left by support structures.

One of the models was broken, either during packing or in transit, and in spite of the claims of being so much tougher than FUD resin, it seems to me so far to be almost equally brittle and fragile.


It's not very much cheaper than FUD, and in fact for multi-part models it will be considerably more expensive.

I can see no benefit to using HDA over FUD.


I am in complete agreement here. After two unacceptable samples the first chipped from support removal, and the second warped and twisted, with excess material removed from the design intent I surmise during cleaning, I have determined that I have no use for this material or printing process in my portfolio.

It may be fine for other things, but I cannot trust this product to the purchasing customers and expect that they would be pleased with the product.


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 Topic: Black High Definition Acrylate Lead Time Extension
Re: Black High Definition Acrylate Lead Time Extension [message #144216 is a reply to message #143989 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 14:23 UTC
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Quote:

We're blown away by the high volume of Black High Definition Acrylate (BHDA) orders!


That's nice!
Congrats. :)
Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: 3D Printing Hobby Chat
Re: 3D Printing Hobby Chat [message #144038 is a reply to message #135443 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 01:34 UTC
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Hey,

You don't know about ChatWing chatroom? If yes, why you are going to use bug and laggy service. If you are looking for reliable and better service then of course ChatWing should be. Even there is a features for iPhone and iPad users. Just amazing.

You can also use official iOS app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatwing/id924625444?mt=8

index.php?t=getfile&id=149932&private=0

Thank you!

 Topic: Why is this process taking too long to complete?
Re: Why is this process taking too long to complete? [message #144191 is a reply to message #143925 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 10:41 UTC
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Your reply is there.

:-)

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Re: Why is this process taking too long to complete? [message #144193 is a reply to message #144191 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 10:56 UTC
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Thanks. :)





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 Topic: Want to find a home 3d printer for jewelery ring prototype???
Want to find a home 3d printer for jewelery ring prototype??? [message #144182] Sat, 30 April 2016 10:20 UTC
avatar beingcelia  is currently offline beingcelia
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I have started designing jewelry ring for a while, everytime when i want to print a ring to test the size of it, need to upload to shapeways - since i live in Hong Kong, this has been a obstacles for me with time and price.

I hope you guys can give me some suggestion on getting a reasonable price 3D printer for prototype. My jewelry are mainly silver and I really hope to test the size and shape before sending to shapeways. So the printer need to be accurate with the ring size.

Saw Tiko 3D printer on the web, but no youtube that show more products printed for me to consider.
What as, Moonray is another one that I like - quite expensive!!!!
They both are not out yet, is there any other 3d printer that i can choose from.

Please suggest! Thank you so much!
Celia.
Re: Want to find a home 3d printer for jewelery ring prototype??? [message #144218 is a reply to message #144182 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 14:59 UTC
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You're lucky to be in Hong Kong because it's one of the top manufacturing centers in the world. Coinciding with manufacturing is product development, which almost always includes rapid prototyping, otherwise known as 3D printing. There are companies that will print things for you just like Shapeways, here's some, but the price is going to be higher and they wont sell anything for you like Shapeways. However, you can get your designs the next day as you don't have to wait for international shipping.

The Tiko is a FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer and this kind of printer usually doesn't have enough resolution to do what you want to do. I have three of these style printers and the only time I was able to use one for making iterations was for my Mammoth Skull Ring. I needed to get the shank just right and so I printed about 5 different iterations and also ordered one in Shapeways White Strong and Flexible. I was able to learn what I wanted to know because that ring is so big and I only wanted to know if it felt comfortable on the webs between fingers. Subsequently, I've never been able to used any of my FDM printers for anything else having to do with jewelry design.

The other one will work, but as you say, it's expensive. This type is called DLP based SLA (Digital Light Processor based Stereolithography Apparatus) I have one of these that I built myself. These work great for testing new jewelry designs, but even building one yourself can cost around $700 or $800 US dollars. Just about all commercial machines of this type that are sold assembled are in the the thousands of dollars range. Currently, I'd say the best one for the price is Autodesk's Ember, which costs $7,495.





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 Topic: Design Help
Re: Design Help [message #144219 is a reply to message #144015 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 15:28 UTC
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Aside from hiring a 3D modeler to make your designs so that they can then be 3D printed by Shapeways, you can, if you're adventurous, become a 3D modeler. The easiest software to learn that has the most modern advancements and is steadily becoming the most robust as well is SpaceClaim. There is a reduced function version of it you can use for free found here. Once installed you simply click on File >> New and your ready to start. You make 3D designs most of the time by drawing them first in 2D. When you start a new design it automatically starts out in the 2D mode. Just draw the profile of your design in 2D using the 2D drawing tools you see above. Then to make the profile into 3D you simply click on the Pull Tool in the top center. That makes your 2D profile turn into a 2D face and if you click on the face you can then pull it into 3D. That's it! Around 80% of 3D modeling is repeating those simple steps and then connecting the 3D parts together to make the final object!

EDIT: Typo

[Updated on: Sat, 30 April 2016 15:31 UTC]





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(message removed) [message #144221] Sat, 30 April 2016 15:51 UTC
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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Cost structure info bubble bug ?
Cost structure info bubble bug ? [message #144222] Sat, 30 April 2016 16:12 UTC
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I just noticed the info bubbles with cost structure (material volume, machine volume, etc) do not appear any more when you hover on the prices.
All materials are concerned.

(Win7 SP1, Firefox 45.0.2).
Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Hey! Stop changing things unless you're actually making them better!
Re: Hey! Stop changing things unless you're actually making them better! [message #144195 is a reply to message #143543 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 11:05 UTC
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HenrikRydberg wrote on Wed, 27 April 2016 01:36

...as we transition to support variants...


Is it too much to hope for a support for "sets" too?

I would love to be able to sell my chess set complete in a single order...

Thank you! :)
Johan


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 Topic: Remove/Delete Shop Banner
Remove/Delete Shop Banner [message #144220] Sat, 30 April 2016 15:48 UTC
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I've noticed that there is no way to remove/delete your shop banner once you've uploaded one... the only option is to replace your banner. There should really be a "Delete Shop Banner" button/checkbox option that's easy to find.

I tried uploading a 960x10px clear, empty PNG file in hopes that the banner height would be crushed down, but it was still sized to a 150px height anyway.

The reason why I personally want to remove my shop banner is that I'm now using the Source Code option in the extended text area to Link to a larger, more informative External Image.

I trust that Shapeways will add a "Remove/Delete Shop Banner" option in the future, thanks :)


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Re: Remove/Delete Shop Banner [message #144224 is a reply to message #144220 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 17:22 UTC
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A quick forum search reveals this has been a problem since at least 2011. It might have something to do with their content delivery network for images so that once set it is difficult to revert to no image.

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=2645 8&srch=remove+shop+banner#msg_26458

Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Dual Ring by OSKAR
Dual Ring by OSKAR [message #144214] Sat, 30 April 2016 13:42 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Dual Ring is a chimeric set of two identical classic four-band puzzle rings. The two rings are pushed together and form a single 8-band ring. Together, they are quite solid.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
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Re: Dual Ring by OSKAR [message #144215 is a reply to message #144214 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 14:18 UTC
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You hurt my brain, but it's a GOOD HURT! HAHA! :D

Nice job on the puzzle!





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 Topic: Silver Moon and Star
Re: Silver Moon and Star [message #144217 is a reply to message #143854 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 14:36 UTC
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Looks quite cool :)
Re: Silver Moon and Star [message #144223 is a reply to message #144217 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 16:57 UTC
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Thank you!

I'm spending lunch trying to get a more worthy shot of it.

Here's where I'm currently:


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Re: Silver Moon and Star [message #144225 is a reply to message #144223 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 17:31 UTC
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Re: Silver Moon and Star [message #144226 is a reply to message #144225 ] Sat, 30 April 2016 17:46 UTC
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Very nice, too. I really love silver material...

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